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Preston car rental information

Pick-up locationPreston
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Rental locations16
Airport locations1

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Preston

  • Preston is a gem tucked away in the north west of England, offering plenty to do and see both in the city centre and further out. However, the best way to see the sites is with your own vehicle, saving you time waiting for public transport or money paying for taxis. By booking car hire in Preston through KAYAK, you can find the perfect car for your trip and discover everything the city and surrounding area has to offer.​ This includes hidden gems such as Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary and the Avenham and Miller Parks, that are easily accessible by car.
  • Preston's convenient location means it sits close to two major UK airports: Liverpool Airport LPL (30 miles away) and Manchester Airport MAN (33 miles away) where you can collect your car. You can also find plenty of car hire locations in the heart of Preston, dotted around the city that is dominated by the vibrant University of Central Lancashire. These are ideally located for making your journey as easy as possible, offering close links with Preston’s railway station and the number of major motorways nearby that take you to cities like Manchester, Liverpool, and the rest of the United Kingdom.
  • Driving around Preston is relatively straightforward, so there is nothing major to worry about. However, if heading into the city centre, particularly near the railway station, you need to be careful: local authorities have implemented a number of measures to help with congestion including one way streets, no right turns, and parking limitations. As when visiting any city, plan your journey well beforehand and be alert to road signs with your Preston car hire.
  • Rush hour, from 8:00 to 10:00 in the morning and 17:00 to 19:00 in the afternoon, is the busiest time for Preston’s streets, so avoid driving at these times if possible at all. If you find yourself in traffic, don’t think about taking advantage of a free bus lane: this is one of the most common ways that local people land themselves with fines so is something you should be careful to avoid.
  • Book your rental car in Preston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Preston are around 44% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Preston

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Preston?

    The area around Preston enjoys a mixture of urban areas and rolling countryside, so your hire car should be suited to how you plan on spending your time. The most popular choice of car hire in Preston is Economy class, offering a nice and simple way to get around the city and the surrounding area. If you are planning on spending more time in the rugged Lancashire countryside, then consider hiring a 4X4 at a reasonable price, while travellers may prefer the many other offers available including premium, people carriers, and even luxury cars.

  • What’s the speed limit in Preston?

    In attempts to bring inner-city traffic under control, many zones now use 20mph speed limits so it is important to be attentive to changing road signs. For the most part, however, the urban areas of Preston have the regular speed limit of 30mph while the major roads and motorways have higher limits.

  • Where are the best places to park in Preston?

    Preston city centre is served by four major multi-storey car parks, all of which offer a different variety of services. Avenham Car Park and St George’s Shopping Centre both offer pay and display as well as electrical charging points, as well as a number of virtual paying options that can also be found at Preston Bus Station. For long-term parking, head to Preston Train Station, where you can also book your space in advance. Prices vary, but start from as little as £1.30 an hour.

  • How much is gas price in Preston?

    The average gas price in Preston is ₪25.93 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪311 and ₪415, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Preston?

    Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Preston.

  • Which car rental companies are at Manchester airport (MAN)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Manchester airport is GREEN MOTION.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Manchester airport (MAN)?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Manchester airport to off-airport locations is GREEN MOTION.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Preston?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Preston?

    An Economy car rental in Preston costs ₪157 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Preston?

    An Intermediate car rental in Preston costs ₪154 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Preston?

    A Compact car rental in Preston costs ₪195 per day, on average.

Preston car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews
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10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Preston

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249 Station Road

+44 1772 230270

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Unit 46 - 50 Aqueduct Street

+44 1772 395807

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

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Brilliant thanks was looked after with great comfort & with respect. ******

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Friendly helpful staff Easy to find Easy access to major routes No issues with the car Fast process pick up and drop off I will use them again

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Great communication with the sales rep, both on the phone and in person.

1 out of 1

Europcar

9.0

Wonderful

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.5

One location in Preston

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777 Blackpool Road

+44 371 384 0298

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Friendly staff, efficient and caring

6.0 Okay

Jan 2023

KAYAK
A male staff member was very curt when I asked a question regarding an additional cost . Was not friendly and came across quite arrogant. The woman at the desk was very nice and professional. Outside of the car was not clean . They apologized that their car wash was not working but would have appreciated maybe a free coffee voucher or something !

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Everything was so easy!! Car was ready for when I got there!! Definitely use kayak and europcar again excellent service throughout

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
The car could have been more economical with petrol

1 out of 2

Arnold Clark

10.0

Wonderful

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116 Hartington Road

+44 177 225 6357

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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Wigan Road

+44 177 236 7008

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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keddy by Europcar

8.5

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777 Blackpool Road

+44 371 384 0298

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00

Terminal Building Ronaldsway Airport

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Sixt

7.2

Good

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3 Elker Court, Rough Hey Road

+44-8444993399

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Hertz

6.9

Okay

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Ut 10 Tracey's Garage Wigan Rd

+44 1772 367008

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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DRIVALIA

6.7

Okay

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Walker Street

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Easirent

4.8

Mediocre

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165 Walker Street

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Free2Move

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2 locations in Preston

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382 Blackpool Road

+44 1772 735811

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00

Perrys Motor Village

+44 1772 793054

Monday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
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Sunnycars

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777 Blackpool Road

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Wigan Road

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Thrifty

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Park Villa, Winery Lane

+44 1772 562056

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
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7 travelers who rented a car in Preston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

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Economy

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